Ted Arnott, MPP
Wellington – Halton Hills
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
May 15, 2012
MPP Arnott honours Bill Moody
(Queen’s Park) – Wellington-Halton Hills MPP Ted Arnott delivered the following statement in the
Ontario Legislature on May 14, to honour the late Bill Moody:
On May 5, one of my best friends and perhaps the greatest community builder I’ve ever known
Bill Moody dedicated his life to making his community a stronger, better, and more caring place.
A teacher by profession, he served as a Town Councillor in Mount Forest.
He was also Canada’s representative on the Board of Directors of Lions International, where he
represented all the Lions Clubs in our country.
He helped to start and organize countless Lions Clubs throughout North America.
Bill was instrumental in the establishment of the Lions Foundation of Canada’s Dog Guides Centre
in Oakville. This Centre has trained more than 1700 dog guides for blind, deaf and other special
needs men, women and children.
He was also the founding Executive Director of Lions Quest Canada – an organization which has
developed drug prevention, violence prevention and anger management programming for students.
Bill also served the larger community of Ontario with distinction as the Chair of the Ontario Film
Review Board, which has the important responsibility of classifying films to give parents the
information they need, to decide which movies their kids shouldn’t see.
I tell my sons that when they grow up, you have three big obligations to fulfill in order to have a full
You have your family life, your professional life, and your community life. You can’t have a full life
without all three.
Bill Moody’s life taught me that. Through his tireless work, he has left a lasting legacy and made
Ontario a better place. I know that I speak for all Members when I offer our condolences to Bill’s
wife Kaye and the rest of the Moody family.
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